Good Questions: How Should We Arrange Our Bedroom?

Good Questions: How Should We Arrange Our Bedroom?

Maxwell Ryan
Jun 6, 2007

Hello AT,

My new apartment has a oddly shaped master bedroom, and my fiance and I are trying to determine the best way to arrange our furniture. We have a king-sized bed, a 4-drawer dresser (42.5"H x 33.75"W x 17.75"D), and 9-drawer dresser (30"H x 61.75"W x 17.75"D) with a mirror...

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We still need to buy two nightstands (size & type TBD) and would like to add a reading chair. I would love some suggestions are to how to set this room up, as the angled wall throws me off a bit.

Thanks! PJ

Dear PJ,

You always want to put your bed on the wall that a. is solid (no windows) b. allows your feet to point towards the door and/or c. is your "show" wall, meaning its the nicest in the room and will frame the bed to the best advantage.

In your room, since you have windows along the short end wall, you only have two choices: the angled wall or the straight one opposite.

Putting the bed against the angled wall seems more fun, but you should try both before deciding. How you sleep will give you the answer.

The benefit of having the bed on this wall is that it will be the first thing you see as you enter and will allow you to build a really comfortable and attractive bed area at the best point of focus.

Put nightstands with table lamps on either side of the bed. Opposite the bed, put the dresser centered on the wall, and put your armchair right in the window to catch the light and draw your gaze.

The space directly to your right as you enter is the area of least notice. This is a good place for a laundry hamper as well as a mirror.

Anyone else??

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